noun, plural hatcheries.
a place for hatching eggs of hens, fish, etc., especially a large, commercial or government site where the young are hatched, cared for, and sold or distributed.

1875–80; hatch1 + -ery

subhatchery, noun, plural subhatcheries.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To hatchery
World English Dictionary
hatchery (ˈhætʃərɪ)
n , pl -eries
a place where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
It's due to a quality-control problem in the troll hatchery.
Here's how they did it: the researchers took some fertilized eggs from a local
  hatchery and incubated them in a soundproof room.
It would require some engineering to incorporate such a system into a hatchery.
View kiwi conservation up close in the nocturnal house and at the hatchery.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature